Made in Abel’s usual fashion, indigenous yeast, some whole bunches, no fining or filtering, old French oak – our aim being a wine built in the vineyard. Eddy is for drinking now and our effort at a no sulphur wine. Sapere is a selection of the best fruit for a wine we hope will give pleasure for years to come.
He’s a crunchy drink now drop, fresh, acid driven, low alcohol, nothing but grape juice in here. The only illicit thing hiding in eddy might be a few rogue bunches of Semillon. Handpicked, some Cab mac, some whole bunch, less time on skins, early to press, some time in tank preserving aromatics.
This guy comes from the ridge at Magpie Springs, it’s what got us started down this path in the first place. Ripening early with resolved tannins and good acid allowing an early harvest. Climbing under nets and vines to hand pick across rows instead of down them, we take multiple parcels. Substance with light, complexity, age-ability, detail, we want to see some of this go into cellars for long term. Some whole bunch, hand plunged, long maceration building depth, elevage in big old wood.